Counsel on the Couch Episode 1: Caroline Shea QC of Falcon Chambers

We’re excited to unveil Episode 1 of the Property Litigation Association’s new “Counsel on the Couch” interview series! First up, Caroline Shea QC of Falcon Chambers talks with Isabel Lich of Mishcon de Reya LLP about London Kendal Street No 3 Ltd v Daejan Investments Ltd [2019] and opposed renewals under ground 30(1)(f) of the […]

18th Jun 2020 Counsel on the Couch Read more

PLA questions Government on the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

The Law Reform Committee of the PLA has put a number of questions and requests for clarification to the Insolvency Service regarding the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill published on 20 May 2020. In particular, concerns have been raised about potential uncertainties, unfairness and unintended consequences for property owners arising out of provisions relating […]

3rd Jun 2020 Law Reform Committee Read more

Simon Allison and Brooke Lyne (Landmark) – The Burden of Consent

Simon Allison and Brooke Lyne consider the question “Where the leases to flats in a block contain enforcement covenants requiring the landlord to enforce covenants at the request and cost of any other lessees, is the landlord entitled to grant a licence to a lessee to do something which is the subject of an absolute […]

19th May 2020 Publications Read more

EG news story: PLA/PBA secure rethink on ‘licence to trespass’ during pandemic

The PLA and PBA have successful secured a rewrite of the court direction that effectively prevented the eviction of squatters from property during the Covid-19 pandemic. They jointly wrote to the Master of the Rolls seeking clarification and, in response, the Practice Direction has been amended to exclude possession claims against “persons unknown” who are […]

14th May 2020 News Read more

EG article: How are the Law Commission’s proposals on leasehold enfranchisement affecting the market? By Natasha Rees

The Property Litigation Association has been instrumental in providing a comprehensive response to the Law Commission’s consultation on making enfranchisement easier, quicker and cheaper. Natasha Rees, a member of the PLA’s law reform committee, teamed up with Charlie Coombs of Gerald Eve and Henrietta Hammonds of Beckett and Kay to consider the main proposals and […]

14th May 2020 News Read more